Katie A. Pfohl

Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, New Orleans Museum of Art

Katie Pfohl is the Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the New Orleans Museum of Art.  She completed her Ph.D. in American Art at Harvard University in 2014, and has a wide range of curatorial experience including positions at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In 2006, she completed the Whitney Independent Study Program in New York. Projects at NOMA include Mending the Sky, which featured eleven contemporary artists responding to a world in distress, Bodies of Knowledge, which invited eleven international artists to reflect on questions surrounding cultural preservation and historical memory, Changing Course: Reflections on New Orleans Histories, which brought together seven artists to reflect on forgotten or marginalized histories of New Orleans, and Ear to the Ground, which explored environmental activism in contemporary art. Pfohl has also organized solo exhibitions for many emerging and established artists including Regina Agu, Alia Ali, Keith Sonnier, and Torkwase Dyson. Upcoming projects include Dawn DeDeaux: The Space Between Worlds, and Ebony G. Patterson: …when the land is in plumage…

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